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Irene the dragon by Reptangle Irene the dragon by Reptangle
This is a lousy snapshot of "Irene" the Windstone Editions raffle prize for August.
She is sitting in my dirty paint booth, but she is actually very elegant looking in basic black with blue, violet, red , copper and gold trim, along with some tasteful red glitter between her scales. That was an experiment.
This raffle is FREE to enter for Windstone forum members. If you are interested in participating, here is a link to the blog I just wrote about it, with more information:
[link]
Irene is a casting of my original sculpture, produced by Windstone Editions.
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! She's really colorful!
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wolves0909 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Irene is a beatuy! :D
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Jewels8Orchids Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
She is absolutely stunning!
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roguecyborg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is the most beautifully coloured dragon i have ever seen!! i love her!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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PyramidHeadXP Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
soooooo cute
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Calicowhiskers Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a strange coincidence that hurricane Irene happened in August.
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Wow! That's one hell of a color scheme! Reminds me of bismuth crystals or patterns on oxidized metals. I really gotta pay more attention to your blog! I keep missing out on stuff like this, dang it.
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MercyMurrain Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Please could you help me, I own this exact Dragon model (obviously unpainted) but it recently broke; their is a pair of them, I would like to replace it - could you tell me where you purchased the original?
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is no doubt one of the many "knock offs" of one of my sculptures. There are many illegal reproductions of them around, made out of all sorts of different materials. This is a constant problem for us.
Here is a link to the Windstone store with the genuine mother dragons pictured ( scroll down to see them)[link]
The genuine ones can't be used as a replacement for an outdoor piece however, because they are cast in gypsum, not cement or resin. They are for indoor display.
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MercyMurrain Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The windstone store is beautiful. Did you make the casts yourself before painting then?
I don't actually keep them outside; they were just sold to me as an out-door ornament because of their weight.
I will try the epoxy putty for the voids in it; thank you very much.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The castings are produced by the Windstone casting crew, and they are mostly painted by the production painters. We've got about 19 people working here right now, in addition to my husband and me. I usually paint limited production things and some of the special ebay things.
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Biorave Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you sure the one you have is unpainted? or is it the pearl white color?
Some colors in this model are retired and can only be found on ebay or bought from some one who happens to have one. There are also people who specialize in repair work for these.
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MercyMurrain Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It was originaly unpainted, just stone, as it was a garden orniment - they have been painted black and various other colours. Right now he is a metalic teal colour. I feared it would be a retired model.
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Biorave Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm, do you have a photo of it? That would make it easier.
Windstone never sold any of these ones unpainted or in stone as garden items..but there have been a few places that made copies of these illegaly and sold them unpainted or as a garden item. If this is one of them, finding a replacement may not be as likely.
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MercyMurrain Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you tell me more about windstone?

I'll get a photo when I can, it's at my mothers - she's the one who painted over its former stone.
The "copy"/stone-ornament was originally bought from Sheppy/Kent area.
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Biorave Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Windstone is the company that makes these sculptures, Reptanglian is the artist that sculpts them and she also paints a lot of them herself as well.

There are two typs, Production: These are always sold painted and never sold as blanks.

And PYO's: These are sold blank so customers can paint them.

Most are made of gypsom, a ceramic like material..but you don't want to put this type outside, it is not as durrable,
Here is the windstone official website, a good source of information. They have a forum, blog, pyo gallery, the store , and FAQ's/ information pages. [link]
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
These are my original sculptures that have been reproduced in gypsum by Windstone Editions. We have been selling these all over the world for over 25 years. We have a small studio/factory located in Corvallis, Oregon USA.

Here is a link to the website if you would like to see it! [link]
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You could probably repair it with epoxy glue and use epoxy putty to fill voids. I bet with some new paint it would be good as new.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous paint-job! Any relation to the hurricane? ;P
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup!
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HannahMahna Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student
Oh wow!

That's absolutely stunning!
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devangdragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^


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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! That is fantastic . . . someone is going to be so lucky to win that! :wow:
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Black-Richa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Oooo.... fascinating :omg: :nod:
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:iconbiorave:
Biorave Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She is really pretty! But what is that griffin behind her?????
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is another project I am working on. Sometimes a piece will fight you the whole way! I haven't been able to get that female griffin's paint scheme to "come together" and add up to anything. I should post all my fails. Lots.
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Biorave Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So when it happens that the colorscheme is not cooperation, do you keep working on the same piece until you finaly figure out what is needed, then paint the revised color scheme on a fresh blank? The little bit of her that can be seen looks interesting. At first glance I thought penguin, but realized she has more white then one would.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I usually keep working on it until something good happens,or, if it still looks weird I use it for a raffle prize!
If part of it turns out interesting, I'll repeat that on a new piece.
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TheRavenPreacher Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I entered! Couldn't resist the slightest chance of winning.

The glitter turned out very nice by the way.
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lashingTengu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Was she named for the hurricane?
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup!
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BlackDdraig Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Damn, she is beautiful! I wish I could enter, a shame I don't belong to the forum. One, cause I love dragons (Logically :P) Two, that is the most /amazing/ color combo I have ever seen. And three, cause that is my middle name XD
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o-WingedPanther-o Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh.

Oh my.

That's vivid. I really love this piece! :D
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silver-escape Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i entered!

i really hope i win her, i have the baby and the daddy but still no mother dragon so this would be perfect :love:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work! I think the glitter between the scales adds a nice touch.
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It doesn't look too bad! -because it is mostly held between scales it doesn't read as tacky glitter, it just looks like hot coals.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely true! Are you going to try it again?
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
-maybe, problem is it only looks good on the larger dragons. The glitter is too chunky to work well on the dinky ones.Maybe I can find finer glitter...
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Izile Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's *gorgeous*! Went and joined the forum, but I don't see any announcement for an August raffle, just the winner of last months.
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Pegasi1978 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
The announcement is in the blog. Log into the site, look for the "Community" header and click "Blog" in the drop down menu.
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